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"The Rhone Report ""More fresh and vibrant, as well as showing more minerality, the 2008 Hecht & Bannier Minervois has beautifully fresh, edgy aromatics of crunchy black cherries, crushed stone, hints of leather, and background garrigue and herb-laced characteristics. Medium-bodied, balanced, and with a solid mid-palate and racy acidity, this textured, clean Minervois is lip smacking good now, and should continue to drink well for 5-8 years."" - Jeb Dunnuck 90 Points - Wine Advocate ""Bottled in July, 2011, Hecht and Bannier's 2008 Minervois, strikes pungently herbal themes - here, especially, lavender and rosemary - such as found in the corresponding A.O.C. Languedoc bottling, allied to tart-edged but ripe, juicy cherry and a saliva-inducing evocation of salted pan drippings. Bite of black pepper and piquant pungency of rosemary add to the punch of a mouthwatering finish offering refreshment you will seldom encounter from this appellation. I would not be surprised to see this remain lovely for 4-5 more years."" - David Schildknecht, June 30, 2011 Winemaker's Notes: ""Most of our selections come from the dry area of Les Mourels and Les Coteaux which extends from Caunes to Aignes, where the wines on slopes grow hand in hand along with the garrigue on sandstone soils, less sensitive to dryness. Thanks to this cold late summer, the best, deep colourful Syrah kept its intense and tasteful fruit. In the western village of Caunes, Syrah are planted on cooler places which take advantage of the first oceanic influences. When growing on limestone clay soils, Syrah is able to withstand a dry year as it will benefit from the clay capacities to retain humidity, and then, will extend the aromatic spectrum of the blend through a more youthful crunchy fruit expression."" -Gregory Hecht "

  • Year: 2008
  • Producer: Hecht & Bannier

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Hecht and Bannier Minervois 2008 750ml

country: France/region: Languedoc-Roussillon

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